- Cost of Living
- Hungary
- Egypt
- Budapest
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 103% | |||
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Food in Budapest (Hungary) is 103% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,436 Ft (E£ 95) | E£ 61 | + 54% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,016 Ft (E£ 67) | E£ 48 | + 40% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 707 Ft (E£ 47) | E£ 25 | + 83% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 179 Ft (E£ 12) | E£ 10 | + 20% | |
12 eggs, large | 540 Ft (E£ 36) | E£ 11 | + 237% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 506 Ft (E£ 33) | E£ 6 | + 433% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 876 Ft (E£ 58) | E£ 27 | + 114% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 297 Ft (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 205 Ft (E£ 13) | E£ 3.74 | + 260% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 129 Ft (E£ 9) | E£ 9 | - 5% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,775 Ft (E£ 117) | E£ 89 | + 32% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 382 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 9 | + 176% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 230 Ft (E£ 15) | E£ 2.71 | + 459% | |
Housing | + 152% | |||
Housing in Budapest (Hungary) is 152% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 131,981 Ft (E£ 8,694) | E£ 4,450 | + 95% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 162,372 Ft (E£ 10,696) | E£ 2,577 | + 315% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 47,281 Ft (E£ 3,115) | E£ 218 | + 1329% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 159,593 Ft (E£ 10,513) | E£ 2,526 | + 316% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 104,118 Ft (E£ 6,859) | E£ 1,181 | + 481% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 26,253 Ft (E£ 1,729) | E£ 512 | + 238% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 6,288 Ft (E£ 414) | E£ 443 | - 7% | |
40” flat screen TV | 116,766 Ft (E£ 7,692) | E£ 5,512 | + 40% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 24,026 Ft (E£ 1,583) | E£ 1,699 | - 7% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,533 Ft (E£ 167) | E£ 64 | + 162% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,388 Ft (E£ 91) | E£ 19 | + 388% | |
Clothes | + 49% | |||
Clothes in Budapest (Hungary) is 49% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 23,344 Ft (E£ 1,538) | E£ 645 | + 138% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 10,734 Ft (E£ 707) | E£ 599 | + 18% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 23,909 Ft (E£ 1,575) | E£ 1,046 | + 51% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 29,483 Ft (E£ 1,942) | E£ 720 | + 170% | |
Transportation | + 100% | |||
Transportation in Budapest (Hungary) is 100% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 6,378,150 Ft (E£ 420,151) | E£ 507,909 | - 17% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 335 Ft (E£ 22) | E£ 3.02 | + 630% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 9,094 Ft (E£ 599) | E£ 109 | + 450% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 2,906 Ft (E£ 191) | E£ 21 | + 817% | |
Personal Care | + 185% | |||
Personal Care in Budapest (Hungary) is 185% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,651 Ft (E£ 109) | E£ 24 | + 349% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 2,402 Ft (E£ 158) | E£ 76 | + 108% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 11,052 Ft (E£ 728) | E£ 112 | + 552% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,305 Ft (E£ 86) | E£ 30 | + 187% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 831 Ft (E£ 55) | E£ 30 | + 83% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 784 Ft (E£ 52) | E£ 27 | + 91% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 363 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 90% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 605 Ft (E£ 40) | E£ 12 | + 244% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 2,619 Ft (E£ 173) | E£ 39 | + 339% | |
Entertainment | + 136% | |||
Entertainment in Budapest (Hungary) is 136% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 5,600 Ft (E£ 369) | E£ 119 | + 211% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 3,332 Ft (E£ 219) | E£ 73 | + 199% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 12,811 Ft (E£ 844) | E£ 283 | + 198% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 6,026 Ft (E£ 397) | E£ 233 | + 70% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,602 Ft (E£ 106) | E£ 52 | + 102% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 582 Ft (E£ 38) | E£ 24 | + 61% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 248 Ft (E£ 16) | E£ 19 | - 16% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 65,686 Ft (E£ 4,327) | E£ 2,268 | + 91% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 26 Ft (E£ 1.74) | E£ 0.23 | + 649% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 16,523 Ft (E£ 1,088) | E£ 394 | + 176% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 581 Ft (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 47% | |
TOTAL | + 117% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 3,845 prices entered by 443 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 26, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Budapest (Hungary) is 117% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 33,974
(515,745 Ft)
in Budapest
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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